News & Events

  • ‘Plover’ published in Verity La, May 2019. Link here
  • ‘Thunder-drop sky’ (microlit) published in Shuffle, the latest anthology from Spineless Wonders (2019), edited by Cassandra Atherton.
  • Keynote presenter at the inaugural Flash Fiction Festival, Canberra, April 2018.
  • This Person Is Not That Person (short story collection) will be published by Puncher & Wattmann in mid-2019.
  • Loopholes shortlisted for the Most Underrated Book Award (MUBA) 2017. Details here of the event and the shortlist.
  • Appeared at the Newcastle Writers Festival 2017 – a panel on Reading and Writing Microfiction, with Jon Steiner and Richard HoltLoopholes was launched by Carmel Bird. Details here
  • Loopholes – Susan’s collection of microfiction – was published by Spineless Wonders, thanks to an Australia Council of the Arts grant. Released 1 December 2016. Here’s a great review of Loopholes from Books+Publishing – 4 stars!
  • Also one from NSW Writers’ Centre Sept ’17
  • Take a look at ‘What I’m reading’ on Meanjin’s blog November 3 2014 here
  • Flash fiction piece ‘Hold-up’ on screen at Federation Square, Melbourne, during the Melbourne Writers Festival, August 2014 (Flashing the Square)
  • Awarded a Varuna PIP Fellowship 2014 for short story collection
  • Awarded an Australian Society of Authors Mentorship 2013–14 for short story collection
  • Waiting for the Southerly received a Commended in the Anne Elder Award 2012 for a first book of poetry
  • Poetry collection Waiting for the Southerly launched by Richard Morecroft on 17 June 2012 at the Thirroul Railway Institute heritage building, with MC Linda Godfrey, and guitarist Bruce Greenfeld. To purchase, go to ‘Home’
  • Story ‘Down Came A Blackbird’ shortlisted for the 2012 Overland/Victoria University short story award for new and emerging writers ($6000 prize). Over 630 entries, nineteen on shortlist
  • Guest poet at Bundanoon’s Winterfest, July 2012,with Ron Pretty and Victoria McGrath
  • Short story manuscript shortlisted for Varuna Publisher Fellowship 2012
  • Spineless Wonders presents ‘a short evening of tall stories’ at the Wheatsheaf hotel in Adelaide on Feb. 7 2012, hosted by Caroline Reid: ‘The Gardener’ was read by actor Tamara Lee
  • Read Susan’s interview with Spineless Wonders here 
  • Guest poet South Coast Writers Centre for National Poetry Week 2009
  • Guest poet Shoalhaven Poetry Festival 2007

A lovely review of Waiting for the Southerly

Photos of launch of Waiting for the Southerly, taken by Tim Dennis. www.timdennis.com.au